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Obama: Jesus would tax the rich
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Posted on 02/02/2012 8:20:06 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Obama: Jesus would tax the rich By: Jennifer Epstein February 2, 2012 10:12 AM EST

President Barack Obama tied his proposal to raise taxes on wealthy Americans to his faith on Thursday, telling leaders gathered for the National Prayer Breakfast that Jesus’ teachings have led him to that conclusion.

The rich pay more not only because “I actually think that is going to make economic sense, but for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.’” Obama said at the Washington Hilton, delivering remarks at an annual event that every president has attended since Dwight D. Eisenhower.

“We can all benefit from turning to our creator, listening to him,” Obama said. “Avoiding phony religiosity…. This is especially important right now when we’re facing some big challenges as a nation.”

“When I talk about our financial institutions playing by the same rules as folks on Main Street, when I talk about making sure insurance companies aren’t discriminating against those who are already sick or making sure that unscrupulous lenders aren’t taking advantage of most vulnerable among us,” Obama said, “I do so because I genuinely believe it will make the economy stronger for everybody, but I also do it because I know far too many neighbors in our country have been hurt and treated unfairly over the last few years. And I believe in God’s command to ‘love thy neighbor as thyself.’”

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He has issues with other people's money.........
1 posted on 02/02/2012 8:20:09 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I am offended by a muslim like Obama speculating what Jesus would or wouldn’t do.

Hussien, stick to what you know, mo-ham-head.


2 posted on 02/02/2012 8:22:37 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Click to Donate to Newt Gingrich

3 posted on 02/02/2012 8:23:17 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God: Newt, and Sarah will be right next to you.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"We can all benefit from turning to our creator, listening to him"

Listen more closely you asswipe, and you might hear Almighty God telling you to stop presiding over the ever expanding number of murders of the unborn.

King Ahab thought he was a real godly guy too.
4 posted on 02/02/2012 8:23:31 AM PST by mkjessup (A loser to a loser who now endorses that loser is a loser. <-- iow, NO Romney, No WAY!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Must be campaign time.


5 posted on 02/02/2012 8:23:51 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Sub-Driver

The passage has to do with knowledge and punishment for offense and misfeasance, not money or taxes.


6 posted on 02/02/2012 8:23:51 AM PST by steve8714
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To: Sub-Driver

That moron has NO idea what Jesus would do since he’s probably never voluntarily opened a Bible to find out! GRR!


7 posted on 02/02/2012 8:24:12 AM PST by LUV W (Unleash the American People!!)
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To: brownsfan

Click to Donate to Newt Gingrich

8 posted on 02/02/2012 8:25:17 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God: Newt, and Sarah will be right next to you.)
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"from Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.’"

I believe Obama's thinking is more akin to Marx's teachings "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs."
9 posted on 02/02/2012 8:25:29 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Looks like Barry actually was listening to Rev. Wright for 20 years.
10 posted on 02/02/2012 8:26:28 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Jesus would not tax anyone.

Jesus would ask the rich to give freely, of their own heart, for the purpose of glorifying God.


11 posted on 02/02/2012 8:27:08 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So Jesus is working as a tax collector or bureaucrat for Caesar and the State is God. Let me see if I can find the verse.


12 posted on 02/02/2012 8:27:22 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Rich people just like Warren Buffet’s secretary.


13 posted on 02/02/2012 8:27:41 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Sub-Driver

His interpretation of this passage is incredibly wrong and not taken in the context in which He was talking.

As a Christian, I can’t judge him, but when he spews fallacies, he must be called on it.


14 posted on 02/02/2012 8:27:59 AM PST by woweeitsme
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To: Sudetenland

OR requiring jizya.


15 posted on 02/02/2012 8:27:59 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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“Avoiding phony religiosity…. This is especially important right now when we’re facing some big challenges as a nation.”

Wow! Does he even see the irony in his comments?

Pot--Kettle.
16 posted on 02/02/2012 8:28:14 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Jesus never took anything from anyone at the point of a bayonet.


17 posted on 02/02/2012 8:28:20 AM PST by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The scriptures show that Jesus never supported forced compassion (Socialism) - Obama - but the scriptures show, too, that he didn’t support heartless capitalism, either - (Romney).


18 posted on 02/02/2012 8:28:33 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Sub-Driver

There is a coming Day when Obama will get to account directly to Jesus for that statement. I’m really waiting to see what Jesus has to say about a Muslim claiming to channel Christ the Lord.


19 posted on 02/02/2012 8:28:54 AM PST by righttackle44 (R)
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To: Sub-Driver

This reaks of desperation.


20 posted on 02/02/2012 8:29:17 AM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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